Join us Friday, June 23 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market (316 E. 11 Mile Road) for Amore at the Market, Una Bella Notte featuring Italian food trucks, special performances, fun activities and an opportunity to participate in our unique silent auction to benefit our youth education programs.
We invite you to stroll the square while enjoying the best Italian street food. Our cash bar will feature beer and wine, and our dessert table will tempt you. That’s Amore…
$30 door admission ($20 donation for Shakespeare Royal Oak with a $10 food voucher). Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets, click here.
If you’re busy that night but want to support our 2017 programs, please click here to make your tax-deductible donation.
One Night Only…
Una Bella Notte..
The Taming of the Shrew
“The Taming Of The Shrew is full of empowered, feisty characters and we are lucky to have Oakland University’s esteemed Lynnae Lehfeldt directing it this summer. She is an artist of consequence, and it matters that she is directing this show this year”, said Water Works President Ed Nahhat. “In our version, the taming goes both ways for these lovers, Petruchio and Katherina. Audiences will have to decide who the shrew actually is. Lynnae is the perfect director to bring this wonderful comedy to our stage.”
Shakespeare in Love and War
Shakespeare in Love and War is another Water Works original, based on the Bard’s timeless tales of the most dramatically important times in life: war and love. Our fun daylight show finds Shakespeare’s enduring lovers and enemies, who are sometimes both to each other, at their best and their worst. Soldiers returning from war, lovers awaiting their return, romance under the cloud of war, the epic comedy of the battle of the sexes. This stellar cast of four versatile actors, who are equally skilled in full combat as they are in heartache, brings to life the most intense times of life that Shakespeare ever wrote. Directed and compiled by our Artistic Director, Sara Catheryn Wolf, Shakespeare in Love and War is destined for greatness.
Water Works Teen Ensemble returns to the festival for its seventh summer. The original two-week outdoor creative experience for high school students provides and opportunity for the participants to cast, direct, and present a complete performance of a Shakespeare play. This summer, the ensemble will present Hamlet on the Starr Jaycee Park stage.
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